Laura Browder is the author, most recently, of Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America (UP of North Carolina, 2006). Her first book, Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America (UP of Massachusetts, 1998), was named a Choice outstanding Academic Title of the Year. She was awarded grants from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy for her play Spitting Into the Wind. Her living newspaper play Sheep Hill Memories, Carver Dreams (2000), was supported by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
Her work has also received grants, fellowships and awards from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Illinois Humanities Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Browder is currently at work on a series of documentaries based on her book, Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities (UP of North Carolina, 2000).